Bintan does not only have a good touristic infrastructure, though there are not too many tourists there, but also has a lot of opportunities for active leisure. As on other tropical islands, diving is quite developed here. The only thing you should remember is that though the temperature is comfortable for diving from October until March, the ocean is almost always stormy. The height of the waves makes diving for the beginners quite risky and dangerous and if you want to dive in Bintan, you should better come during the high season.
There are a lot of good restaurants with Indonesian cuisine in Bintan. If you are not a fan of Asian cuisine, you can find places with a European menu. It should be mentioned that unlike … Open
The transparency of water allows enjoying the beauty of the underwater world, even if you don’t dive deep. If you want, you can get a training and a license after you’ve come to the island. If you are an experienced diver, rent an equipment, choose suitable sites and start to explore the beauties of the sea flora and fauna! Thanks to the abundance of bright tropical ocean inhabitants, Bintan is also well-known as a perfect place those, who like underwater photography. Thanks to the good visibility the snorkeling fans will feel comfortable here from March till October. If you want to observe sea animals, but you don’t have a desire to get a diving license, you can buy or rent a mask, a tuba, and flippers on any civilized beach. There are not many tourists on the island during weekdays, so nobody will disturb you.
The winds, which are the reason for the high waves in winter time, make Bintan an attractive place for windsurfing and kitesurfing. Warm ocean, constant wind, and quite democratic prices on equipment – what can be better for a real sportsman? If you want something more sophisticated than a riding a board with a sail on sea waves, you can play golf. All four fields on the island have been designed by the famous architects and golf experts, so you will not only get a good impression from the game because of the appropriate location of the holes but also because of the great views from any site. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
When you are traveling around the island, you should remember about some peculiarities of the local people. For example, during the conversation, they touch another person several times. … Open
Treat yourself to at least a couple of hours of an SPA-salon for. There are many of them on the island and high competition forces masters to improve constantly. For those, who don’t like to hurry, there’s sea fishing. If you want, you can not only do fishing from the shore, but also in the open ocean. If you don’t like fishing, but you want to explore the marine area on the island anyway, choose a sea voyage. A trip to any of the neighboring islands will give you many bright impressions. Go along the Snake River to enjoy the view of mango forests and meet as many local birds and animals as you can.
If you like elephants, don’t pass by the Jumbo Park. By the way, here you can not only pet, feed or ride the elephants. Every day except Tuesday, there is a show on the territory of the park, when the elephants once again prove to be one of the brightest mammals on Earth. Climb Gunung Bintan. It will take you three-four hours through the jungles, where you can meet sunbirds, silver leaf monkeys, and many other animals, which haven’t extinct yet. The guide will tell you the local legends and you will make some great pictures from the top of the mountain – despite it is only 340 meters high, the view from Gunung Bintan is for miles, thanks to the flat relief of Bintan.
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